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DJI Announces New OSMO Mobile 2 Gimbal for Smartphones - Cheaper, Lighter, Better

DJI Announces New OSMO Mobile 2 Gimbal for Smartphones - Cheaper, Lighter, Better

According to DJI, the battery on this new device has been upgraded, and the Osmo Mobile 2 should now be able to last for over 15 hours. The first-gen Osmo Mobile was a great product, and as one would expect, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 comes with some useful improvements over its predecessor. This means you won't have to hold the gimbal sideways anymore to shoot in portrait.

Finally, you can also remotely control your gimbal-mounted phone - be it iPhone or Android - via DJI's excellent DJI Go app.

If you're in the market for such a bit of kit, you'll be pleased to learn DJI has just announced a new version of its mobile camera stabiliser at CES 2018. A high precision joystick, similar to the ones you find on your drone controller, allows you to aim the camera quickly and accurately. Keen videographers can use ActiveTrack to automatically follow subjects in motion along with a number of different timelapse tools, while photographers will benefit from Panorama, Long Exposure and LightTrail modes. Available in two frame sizes for either camera type, DJI's powerful three-axis gimbal technology delivers smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos, adding a cinematic and professional look to your work.

A two-way mobile clamp enables you to pivot between landscape and portrait format, and a 1/4in screw mount allows you to mount the Osmo Mobile 2 to another accessory.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 comes with a price tag of $129.

The gimbal's stabilization system is compatible with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology, and it compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel. DJI will also be releasing a dual-handle support for when you need extra comfort and stability.

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A new Sport mode allows users to make fast movements with tight and quick subject following speed.

It retails for £139 and will be exclusively available for order from Apple.com, with pre-orders starting on 23 January.

Alternatively, the DJI Ronin-S offers simple shooting modes including panorama, hyperlapse, and Track and CamAnchor, which allows you to designate specific camera positions and switch between them on demand.

Osmo Mobile 2 retails for $129 Dollars and will be available exclusively for pre-order at Apple.com on January 23, 2018. The new feature here is a zoom slider that you can use.

DJI had launched the Oslo Mobile smartphone stabilizer for $299, which was not a price that everyone would afford to pay to get a mere stabilizer when there are several alternatives available in China.


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